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  • 20.12.14
    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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  • 03.03.12
    We are excited to inform you that we now offer Online Giving! As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. Online Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank [or credit card] account to our church.As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placin...
  • 02.08.11
      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...


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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk The Shepherd's Voice 04.06.14
The Shepherd's Voice 04.06.14


Life After Death! 

For the past several weeks we have been seeing in the news how people grieve over the loss of their loved ones: the continue search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the Indian Ocean, and the horrific mudslide in Oso, Washington destroying a whole neighborhood. The loss of life can be very difficult to deal with. 

This weekend we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Next weekend we will celebrate Palm Sunday and prepare for Holy Week. The readings this weekend focus on life after death. 

The Gospel of John focuses on Jesus raising his good friend Lazarus from the dead. This is the final “sign” (miracle) in John’s Gospel aimed at manifesting how Jesus is the revelation of the Father. 

In Bethany Jesus had three very close friends: sisters Martha and Mary and their brother Lazarus. Jesus attempts to teach Martha and Mary to understand that he himself is the resurrection and the life. 

If we are grieving the loss of a loved one this year, let us ask the Lord for peace, healing and comfort. Let us pray today for an abundance of new life and pray for all those loved ones who have gone home with the Lord. 

Life After Death! 


Lenten Penance Services The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great time to get refreshed and renewed. Penance Services will be conducted at 6:30pm at the following neighboring parishes: Tuesday - April 8 - St. Catherine of Siena - Crescent Monday - April 14 - St. Joseph - Coraopolis 

Looking Ahead Stations of the Cross- every Friday at 1:30pm (with school children) and 7:00pm. Fish Fry- every Friday during Lent from 4:30pm to 7:00pm in school cafeteria. 

Gathering of Catholic Men- 9th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men, Saturday, April 12- Duquesne University. 

Living Stations- Next Sunday, April 13, 7:30pm in church, St. Ferdinand Parish Youth Ministry Program performs “Living Stations.” Over 80 High School Students will perform this wonderful Passion Play. 

Hospital and Nursing Home Pastoral Care Coverage When you or a loved one is admitted to a local hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center please ask the nursing staff to connect you to the Pastoral Care Department for Holy Communion and/or Anointing. Every major hospital in the Pittsburgh area including the hospitals in Oakland, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and the North Side has a full time chaplain on duty. Area nursing homes and rehabilitation centers have a local parish that covers for emergencies and for the distribution of Holy Communion. Fr. Gruber and I are “on call” at Sewickley Valley Hospital during the weekend. 

Reflections of Italy Trip St. James Catholic Parish and Travel Junction Inc. are proud to present a “Reflections of Italy” Trip October 21-31, 2014. We will travel to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and Milan Malpensa. There will be an information meeting on Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. For more information please contact Alice Steel at 724- 266-5715. 

Sewickley Herald Honors Congratulations to Bob Brown for being named the Sewickley Herald 2013 Man of the Year. Bob is very active here at St. James as an Usher, St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, founder of the St. James Food Pantry and also a money counter. Bob is also very involved in the Union Aid Society and Sweetwater Center for the Arts. We are so very proud of him and thankful for all that he does here at St. James and in the Sewickley community! The annual honors dinner will be held on April 25 at the Edgeworth Club.

Congratulations Congratulations to Brady Samuel Heitzenrater, Vincenzo Jay Pascuzzi, and Ethan William Rivetti who are being Baptized today. 

Welcome A special welcome to Ann Crouch, Tim and Lauren Csikari, and Christopher and Erin Pascuzzi, who recently registered at St. James Parish. 

Something to Think About… Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. Anna Cummins 

With God, All Things Are Possible! 

Fr. Tom Burke Pastor E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it